I planted 10 apples on Bud9 for a Belgian Fence on the side of my raised bed garden 2 weeks ago. They need to be cut down to the 18” bottom wire which will leave enough wood for 3-4 scions of each variety. I’m thinking I might as well order some rootstocks and try to learn grafting.
Cummins only has G.11, G.41, G.202 left. I was thinking G.41, but the history of breakage in the wind has me concerned down here in hurricane country. Will a stout trellis and/or stake help? Or should I look elsewhere for a different rootstock?
Varieties are: Aunt Rachel, Bevans Fav, Blacktwig, Hewes Crab, Kinnairds Choice, Old Fashion Limbertwig, Roxbury Russet, St Claire, Summer Banana, Yellow June
Wound up getting 45 scions 6-8” with 5+ buds each. Will probably try a couple different rootstocks. Also plan to pot some up and plant some after grafting. Hopefully the diversification will provide some insight while I’m learning.